On Bullies & Human Rights : The Workplace (ft. Phillis Lu Simpson) S1E8 #TeamDignity UDHR 12


Do you or someone you know have a bullying
boss? Then today’s video is for you so stay tuned.Hello
Good People! My name is Janiece and welcome to “Dignity”
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another video. Today, a woman is going to tell you how as
a young attorney she dealt with ta hostile work environment due to her bullying boss. She provides us with three tips and has a
special message for Millennials, and stayed tuned to the end because I have a bonus giveaway. I was born in 1949 and so I grew up my primary
years in the 50s and then my teenage years in the 60s and 70s and during that time everything
was coming a part in terms of traditional things, so you really didn’t think about marriage
of not being married, you thought about free love and you know what are we going to do
today that our parents don’t want us to do. I grew up in that generation so I never thought
about how not being married would impact on my job or anything like that. I had to think about it with Judge Lowe because
she was so adamant about me having an abortion. So I had to think about it and I had to make
some decisions I had to make one big decision and it was going to determine how I felt about
myself for the rest of my life. How did my experiences with the Ku Klux Klan
and with and my following of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. help me to deal with the judge. They gave me courage, both of them. Dr. King is my true mentor and I was proud
and am proud to say that I was one of his foot soldiers in the 60s and when he said
let’s demonstrate I would get up and demonstrate. So Dr. King said that and that’s on the back
cover of my book. Der. King says that your freedom more important
than anything else to you in this world. It’s worth all of your money, it’s worth any
job that you can have, it’s worth everything. Your freedom is everything. And so I look at my freedom as being everything. And when I look at freedom, I don”t look at
the fact that I’m able to walk out in society without handcuffs or chains, But my freedom
is my freedom of thought and my freedom of speech and my freedom of choice. And so Dr. King instilled that in me: that
if Judge Lowe wanted to take this job from me because my freedom of choice was to have
my child, then so be it I would have to suffer the consequences. And the Klan taught me that when you’re confronted
with somebody that’s doing evil, you really don’t have to be afraid of them, and you cannot
cow to them because if you cow to them you’ll never be happy and you’ll never be free. So those two things are tied together like
you know um I don’t a lot of people um today when they listen to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream”
speech, they think you know that sounds good and that sounds nice, but Dr. King was really
advocate not for dreaming but for doing, for standing up for what is right, and when we
stood up with Dr. King, there was not a lot of people standing with us. Like to day, not like the March on Washington. When we were in the small towns in the south,
um the majority of black people were not with us. That’s something that’s real strange,. So what Il earned form that was that I whatever
decision I make in life, and especially the on with Judge Lowe, I would have to stand
on key own with that decision but I’m going to stand on my own with that decision, Do
I have anything to tell Millennials and other activities who are involved in trying to make
a change such as Black Lives Matter, those groups? I think, well I have two things that I learned
from the 60s with Dr, King. First thing was you need a leader that you
can trust. Because you have to speak with one voice,
If you’re not speaking with one voice than nobody can listen to you. It’s like when I listen to these talk shows
on TV they have these panels and they all start talking at one time. I have to cut them off. Not only because I can’t hear well, but because
they’re not speaking for anybody to understand what they’re saying, So you have one leader
that you can trust in and you need a goal. You need to know you can’t just…um you have
to have a plan. When Dr. King and the people in Montgomery,
AL decided they wanted to end segregation on the busses, they had a plan. And that first plan was that Rosa Parks waste
on the bus one day and away, “I’m not moving.” And once she put theta plan in action, the
next step was to call that boycott,, But they sat around the table and they came up with
plan. So for Black Lives Matters yes black lives
do matter, but what part of black lives do you want to matter today? Is it the part where you want the police to
stop shooting black boys for no reason at all? Then you need to sit down and come up with
a plan so that you’ll know what your first step is and then what your next step is because
once you stake that first step and this is what Dr. King says once you take that first
step, you’re on your way. Because somebody is gonna come and help you
to take the second step. But you gotta have leadership gotta have good
leadership and you gotta have a plan. I hope that you found Phillis’ insights helpful. As a bonus, I’m giving away a copy of her
book, “The Judge and I,” but in order to qualify, you must first subscribe and leave a comment
either a ti[p of your own or how this video helped you. I’ll announce the winner on the second Tuesday
of March. I’ll also provide links in the description
with resources on workplace bullying as well as how to purchase a copy of Phillis’ book
for your own library, Until next time, be well and remember to live with dignity. Bye.